Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo proverb
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
StrAwbeRRy JaM, FooD, fLoWeRs, GarDen, & OuR nEw SunRooF SheD...
Good Caturday Morning!!! for the past 3 days we have had thunder and lightening..takes me back to being a kid..and I never really liked the thunder..it scares me..and it certainly does a number on our chillians..they hate it..we are getting a pretty day today with thunder..its unreal..I don't ever recall since we moved to washington back in 1986 that we have had thunder and lightening for 3 straight days..any way last saturday I had 2 flats of the best strawberries and I had to make them into jam and do it quick..cause I swear you look at them and the go rotten..I only lost about 7 total..that was really good..oh I couldn't stop eating them either..they were so sweet and plump..I get them every year from the local church in our neighborhood..they throw a "strawberry shortcake festival" every year and serve strawberry shortcake and they have white elephant items for sale and a quilt that you can buy tickets for to win..they also sell homebaked goodies to take home..
well they always buy more then they need so I purchased two at $16.00 each...oh my are they yummy..I made 45 jars of this yummy stuff as you can see here...some was low sugar, some was medium sugar and some was high sugar..(thats the pectin that I had)..
here are some here under the little white cart..
and some here on my hutch..I will keep the low sugar for me.(most of them anyway) and the rest will go as gifts for christmas to friends and neighbors..2 are going to hubbys work today..one is a gift for a gentleman that is having his 90th birthday today and we are getting together at hubbys work to celebrate with a big BBQ..I am making my yummy spaghtetti salad..oh its yummy..the other jar is also going to a wonderful gentleman that has been under the weather for months and he is coming back to the Marina again and he loves my jam..so he is getting one too.;)
this is what we had for the 4th of july...I make a mean pizza and we had it on our TS americana plates..I just love those plates..got them last year and was going to use them as outdoor plates on my fence but with the rounded base they would hold up..so I decided to use them as regular plates and so glad I did..
our veggie garden looks more like a wild cottage garden..there are flowers and veggies..
lots and lots of potatoes..forget me knots..and nasturisms and arugula and chives..
I love this colorful pot of nastursims and catnip...
my fence line of pretty flowers..they are doing well.;)
my day lilies in bloom...
oh I love my shasta daisies..they are blooming too:)
I love my gerbera daisies..love that pink color...
I have sunflowers and hydrangas (to replant once the yard work in back is done..Basil and I even have 3 tomatoes on my plants..I have 4 plants..so what does that tell you...we need more summer sun..but hopefully it will pick up...
this was our house looked like decorated for the 4th..nothing special..just simple and pretty..
I added another white table cloth from that garage sale I went too a couple of weeks ago..
and I picked some daisys..oh how they make me smile...
okay remember this mess?
here it is after...love that new split shed..its our "sunroof" shed..
the latest in technology..we finally heard from our insurance gal and from the neighbors..the funny thing is we both have the same insurance company..so waiting to find out what is going to happen with that..we are hoping the neighbors take responsibility for the damage..need to do some calling on monday and give more statements..
here is the said tree..whats left of it..
the side of the shed..not a great photo..but it shows the big tree rot..anyway I am off to make my spaghetti salad and get myself ready for the BBQ and hope it doesn't rain as it has been thundering as I type this..I got the garage all sorted out..easier then I thought..I have a lot of stuff to take..gotta set up the tent on monday and I am hauling alot of stuff there on monday and then again on thursday when I set up for it..hope it all sells and I can make room in the garage for just having it nice and cleaned out..I hope you all have a wonderful weekend wherever you are....thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi..:)
If Any One sees anything on my etsy shoppe or blog and wants to swap or barter..PLEASE let me know.;)
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland
Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest, There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath, Remember not the strife, Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life. Author Constance Jenkins